News Energy General
September 28, 2020  

COVID-related delays increase costs of Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls project

Energy company has to pay roughly $300 million in additional debt-financing costs.

News General
September 23, 2020  

Muskrat Falls hydroelectric projects links first power unit to Labrador grid

Testing on the first generating unit will continue over the next few weeks.

News Energy General
February 11, 2020  

NL, Ottawa agree to shield ratepayers from Muskrat Falls cost overruns [UPDATED]

The two governments will also work towards electrifying federal buildings to reduce an anticipated power surplus in the province

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
August 16, 2019  

Premier’s lawyer on defensive as Muskrat Falls inquiry wraps hearings

Supreme Court Justice Richard LeBlanc is looking into cost and schedule overruns of the $12.7-billion dam on the Lower Churchill River.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
July 23, 2019  

Halt Muskrat Falls flooding, address methylmercury issue: Inuit leader

The toxicant formed as vegetation rots under water turns up in wild food sources used by local Indigenous communities.

News Energy General
July 4, 2019  

N.L. premier testifies at inquiry into controversial Muskrat Falls dam

Dwight Ball has panned the project as historic mistake.

News Energy Manufacturing General
February 19, 2019  

Muskrat Falls cost overruns obvious soon after start: audit

Cost has essentially doubled to more than $12.7 billion since it was sanctioned in 2012; first power expected later this year.

News Energy Production
December 17, 2018  

I didn’t question Muskrat Falls cost estimates, former premier tells inquiry

Kathy Dunderdale asserted “risk mitigation was a theme that moved through the whole discussion of the development of Muskrat Falls.”

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
December 11, 2018  

Former CEO defends ‘good governance’ at Muskrat Falls overrun inquiry

Witnesses, commissioners describe lack of documents showing thorough review of cost estimates and project risks.

News Energy General
October 1, 2018  

We can be ‘really proud’ of Muskrat Falls megaproject, former NL premier

Danny Williams championed Muskrat Falls as a form of energy independence from Quebec, before retiring from politics shortly after announcing the plan in 2010.

News Energy General
September 19, 2018  

Inquiry hears of Quebec-NL tensions over Churchill River energy

Expert says tense relationship between Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec stems from the notoriously lopsided 1969 Churchill Falls deal.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
April 11, 2018  

Muskrat Falls report recommends soil removal from megaproject’s reservoir

Initiatives aimed at limiting a spike of methylmercury in wild food sources, such as fish and seals.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
February 14, 2018  

Landslide near $13B Muskrat Falls project raises fresh ‘anguish’ downstream

Raises questions about the stability of the North Spur dam, a crucial element of the Muskrat Falls design

News Energy Manufacturing General
November 20, 2017  

Inquiry into overruns at Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject begins in January

$12.7-billion project that will also provide energy to Nova Scotia has almost doubled in cost.

News Energy Manufacturing General
September 11, 2017  

NL’s Muskrat Falls project delays are impacting NS power bills

Maritime Link to be complete by the end of this year, but power isn’t expected to flow until 2020 at the earliest.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 7, 2016  

Feds provide $2.9B loan guarantee support for Muskrat Falls

Expected to ease costs on consumers that are estimated to hit 21.4 cents per kilowatt hour by 2021.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 4, 2016  

Ottawa provides $2.9B loan guarantee support for Muskrat Falls

Will slightly ease power bills that are expected to almost double rate paid last year.

News Energy Manufacturing General
October 19, 2016  

Methylmercury levels to rise at Muskrat Falls reservoir

ST. JOHN’S, NL — Methylmercury levels are expected to

News Energy Manufacturing General
October 18, 2016  

Muskrat Falls protests ramp up as flooding to begin in Labrador

Opponents concerned flooding may contaminate fish, other wild foods with methylmercury.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
May 30, 2016  

NL Premier wants outside review of Nalcor CEO severance

Ball acting on a justice department recommendation regarding the $1.4 million package.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Operations Production Sustainability
April 22, 2016  

Former Fortis president takes lead on Muskrat Falls project

Announcement to come regarding the resignation of Nalcor’s remaining board members.

News Energy Manufacturing General
April 20, 2016  

CEO, board leading Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject quitting amid cost scrutiny

Report finds Labrador hydro project has problems with oversight.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
April 20, 2016  

CEO of company overseeing Muskrat Falls project steps down

NL premier says a new president will be chosen as soon as possible.

News Business Operations Operations Sustainability Technology
November 19, 2013  

Nova Scotia voices opposition over Maritime Link

Emera and Nalco Energy deal put ratepayers at risk: Energy Department


News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Sustainability Technology
October 29, 2013  

No deadlines looming for Maritime Link decision

Nova Scotia’s new energy minister says the Utility and Review Board can establish an appropriate time frame.

News Energy Operations Sustainability
May 28, 2013  

Ottawa wanted fisheries concessions for hydro loan guarantee: Dunderdale

Harper tried to tie backing of Muskrat Falls project to European trade talks.

News Minerals Business Operations Operations
March 25, 2013  

Jobs, spending on the line as Newfoundland and Labrador drifts in red ink

Public service layoffs and program cuts have already started as anxious workers wait for more bad news.

News Energy Business Operations Operations Sustainability
January 17, 2013  

Muskrat Falls is cheapest energy option for Nova Scotia: study

Combining wind power and natural gas deemed the most expensive.

News General
December 5, 2012  

Federal guarantee could lock provinces into Muskrat Falls project

No changes once regulator approves the $7.7 billion project.

News Energy Production Sustainability
October 1, 2012  

Critics warn of secret deals for mining firms if Muskrat Falls approved

Residential ratepayers could front the bill for industrial expansion.

News Operations Sustainability
August 1, 2012  

Newfoundland, Nova Scotia sign 13 Muskrat Falls deals

Price tag for hydro power plan expected to top $6.2 billion.